Friday, August 26, 2011

Crafting with Dominos and Graphic 45 Le' Romantique

Have you ever wondered what you can make using dominos. They are great for pendants or just placed in a jar for a vintage feel in your scraproom.  I made a miniature picture frame using the wood dominos they are available at

Wood Dominos
Vintage Hand Tea-Dyed Lace
Vintage Wedding Applique
Miniature Rose Bouquet Burgundy
Graphic 45 "Curtain Call Collection" Eiffel Tower Image
Graphic 45 "Le' Romantique" Collection Bride Image

I wrapped the lace around and secured the dominos as a book layered the front cover with Indian Trim and Wedding Dress Applique, a vintage metal key and a small rose complete the front. Inside I edged the images in Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, wrinkled up the images and added Glossy Accents to give them a real vintage look.  I love displaying this in my craftroom on my shadowbox.

Front Cover

Inside of Frame

Back View 

Picture Frame Standing

I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Doreen

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All about German Glass Glitter

Hello Beauties,
I thought I would give you all a little info on how to use German Glass Glitter. First of all, German Glass Glitter is made from real glass. It looks vintage after awhile because it tarnishes. Most German glass glitter has a metal base for the tarnishing to happen. There are different grits and each grit gives a different look to your project. Fine grit is used most often because it is almost a powder consistency ( and you don't need to wear gloves to use it). Medium grit is mostly used for larger projects because you can use less for coverage ( also you don't need gloves for this). Course grit looks like large sugar crystals and you do need to wear gloves to use it. Remember, to keep this glitter away from children and pets! When you are done using German glass glitter make sure you sweep or vacuum your area before anyone walks on it. My favorite is the clear fine grit German glass glitter because it looks like diamonds!

  I have the clear German glass glitter available in the store for $2.00 and you get 14 grams. Yes, German Glass Glitter is expensive, but it is so worth it! The reason it is expensive is because it has to be imported from Germany. It usually sells for $5.99 an ounce. I have found to make it more affordable for everyone to use to offer it in smaller amounts. I also have some colors available for $1.00 and you get 7 grams. Yes, the color German Glass Glitter is much more expensive then the clear. The gold German glass glitter is made with real gold so you can imagine how expensive that is!
Now, how to use German glass glitter. I use glossy accents for my adhesive when using German glass glitter, but any clear drying liquid adhesive will work. I always use a plastic container to catch the glass glitter when I sprinkle it on my projects. So depending on the size of the project I make sure my plastic container is a little larger then my item that I want to glitter. Also, I use a plastic spoon to sprinkle on the glitter to my project for a light coat. For a heavy coat, I just add the glitter to my plastic container and press my project lightly into the glitter. If there a bare spots, I just set my project in the plastic container and sprinkle more glitter on and lightly press the glass glitter so it sticks to the glue. Now, go get some German Glass Glitter and give it a try!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at
Have a Crafty Week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Tea-Dyed Bouquets and more on Ooh-La-La

These flowers are my newest creation Pink Ballet Slipper Tea-Dyed, Lavender Dreams Tea-Dyed Boutique, Vintage Suitcase Bouquet, Wood Buttons, Crystals & Pearls Fall Stick Pin Variety Kit and Chocolate & Gold Velvet Ribbon. 

Also, we just reduced the cameo brooches to $3.49. Can you say Ooh-La-La?

Vintage Suitcase Tea-Dyed Bouquet

Pink Ballet Slipper Bouquet

Lavender Dreams Tea-Dyed Bouquet
Crystals & Pearls Fall Stick Pin Variety Kit

Chocolate & Gold Velvet Ribbon
Wood Buttons Set of 12

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Flowers at Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures

Hello Beauties!

We have added some new flowers in the store! Some Handmade Shabby Chic Roses in 4 colors and some new tea dyed flower sprays. 

Light Pink Shabby Chic Roses

Light Blue Shabby Chic Roses

Light Yellow Shabby Chic Roses

Mauve Shabby Chic Roses
These Shabby Roses are handmade and are beautiful! They will look great on your pages, altered items, or just for decoration. I have even used these for present toppers! Some other items that will be coming soon are some new die cut shapes and I reordered the clear German Glass Glitter ( a really popular item)  in large amounts. We will also be listing fall and Christmas items real soon, so check back!
Have A Crafty Week!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Our First Challenge!

Hello Beauties,
We have posted on our challenge page our first challenge! Click on the Challenge tab at the top of the page under our banner and check it out! Make sure you watch Anna's video first!
Happy crafting♥

Handmade Clay Embellishments in the store

Hello Beauties!

I have 2 sets of clay embellishments available in the store. I will be carrying them every once and a while because they are very time consuming to make. Now these are in raw form, meaning ready to color. You can use markers, paint, or your favorite mists. They are great for unique page embellies or for your altered art projects. Don't they look fun to play with!! You get 10 for $5.99 ( What a deal!)
I hope you all are having a creative day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Vintage Purse Mini Album Template

Hello Again,
I thought I would share with you the vintage purse mini album template that is available now in the store. Now mind you this is only the cover of the mini that I have started to make.....
When I bind the album I will put a o-ring in each corner of the top of the purse and then add a chain or ribbon on to the rings so the purse will have a strap.
How cute is this mini going to be!!!!!

I am off to work on my new mini:)
Have a great evening♥
Patti ♥

New Jean Pocket Template!

Hello Beauties!
I have a new fun template available!!! It is the most adorable pocket ever! You can use this pocket as a card and envelope, mini album, on your scrapbook pages as a journal pocket, and a tag and pocket for trading.
This is what I made with the template.....

I of course made mine in a vintage shabby chic style ( not surprised are you?) All the laces and appliques that I used are available in the store too! The template will be available later today for purchase at for $1.99 and you will receive an instructional video with your purchase. The measurement of this cute pocket is ( approximately) 4 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches high.  You will also see I have added a vintage purse mini album template for purchase too!
Have a creative rest of the week:)